Admission to the Ivy League now even more competitive: report

Admission to Ivy League schools is more competitive than ever.

Early admission rates to six out of the eight Ivy Leagues—Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth, Cornell, Brown, and the University of Pennsylvania—dropped in comparison to last year.

According to Julia Schorr, contributing writer for the student-run The Daily Pennsylvanian, the University of Pennsylvania came in with the sharpest decline out of all of the Ivy Leagues, reporting a historic low of 18.5 per cent (3.5 per cent down from last year’s acceptance rates). Of those admitted, 11 per cent were the first generation in their families to attend university, over 40 percent self-identified as people of color, and 25 per cent were legacy students.

Harvard reigns as the most competitive Ivy League at a 14.5 per cent admission rate, but this percentage matches the figure from last year’s admission cycle. Almost half of those admitted to Harvard self-identified as people of color, and the Asian American demographic grew by 2.5 per cent. As Schorr states, the increase comes amid allegations against Harvard from the Department of Justice that the institution has been discriminating against Asian American applicants.

For detailed breakdown and comparison of the Ivy Leagues’ early admissions data for the class of 2022, read the full article here: http://www.thedp.com/article/2017/12/early-decision-ivy-league-philadelphia-upenn-admissions-legacy

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